Phrynium imbricatum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 6 1820. (syn: Maranta imbricata (Roxb.) A.Dietr.; Phrynium dispermum Gagnep.; Phrynium oliganthum Merr.; Phyllodes imbricata (Roxb.) Kuntze);
E. India to Hainan: Bangladesh, China Southeast, Hainan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

Attaching a few images of a phrynium species.
Can the plant be Phrynium placentarium ??

Yes, Dada, I think your id is correct.

Of three species in “Bengal Plants”, this is the closest id – Plant illustrationsStachyphrynium placentarium (Lour.) Clausager & Borchs.

The other two are –
  1. POWO 1 (flowers white or yellow, as in above)- Phrynium imbricatum Roxb.
  2. POWO 2 (flowers purple)- Phrynium pubinerve Blume

Thank you.

I think it is Phrynium imbricatum. Check the fruit if it is elongate triangular and brown you can confirm it.


Stachyphrynium placentarium (Lour.) Clausager & Borchs.: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 23 April 2024

Altitude: 1500 m.

Habitat : Cultivated
Syn : Phrynium placentarium (Lour.) Merr.

Phrynium imbricatum,_Serbithang/observation/show/62752
Only one sp. Phrynium placentarium (Lour.) Merr. is found in nepal.

Is it finally Phrynium placentarium or Phrynium imbricatum ?

The photo you sent is P. imbricatum. Check the Flora for confirming the species included in it. Also check the voucher specimen.

Adding some more images shot today !
2 very high res. images.




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